Travis Kirk – Blue Dragon Spotlight Presented By Hutchinson Community College

By Matt Browning

Travis Kirk has a long history at Hutchinson Community College and just finished his 22nd season as a Blue Dragon basketball women’s assistant coach, which ended in a national championship.

Originally hired by Rob Edmisson to join the women’s staff before the 2001-02 season, Kirk stayed on staff when Nathan Daume was hired before the 2002-03 season. Kirk was once again retained by current head coach John Ontjes.

Over the past 15 seasons, Kirk has helped guide the women’s program to national status. The Blue Dragons have now captured 8 of the last 16 Region VI championships (2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2022, 2024). The Dragons have qualified for 11 NJCAA National Tournaments.

Hutchinson has also won 11 Jayhawk West championships.

The Hutch women have posted record of 607-159 over Kirk’s first 22 seasons.

During his first season with the Hutch CC women, the Blue Dragons tied a team record for wins with 27. In 2005, Hutch CC had 23 wins, which tied for the fourth most victories and in 2008 HCC had 24 victories, which tied for the third-most in program history.

And then the undefeated national championship season in 2024.

Kirk is a graduate of Haven High School, Hutchinson Community College and the University of Kansas. He has a master’s degree in sports administration from KU.

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